Microservices AntiPatterns and Pitfalls

Publisher: O'Reilly
Released: July 2016

Remember when service-oriented architecture (SOA) was all the rage? Companies jumped in before fully understanding SOA’s advantages and disadvantages, and struggled to make this complex architecture work. Today, we’re poised to repeat this same experience with microservices—only this time we’re prepared. With this concise ebook, author Mark Richards walks you through the ten most common microservice anti-patterns and pitfalls, and provides solutions for avoiding them.

What’s the difference between anti-patterns and pitfalls? An anti-pattern seems like a good idea when you begin, but only leads you into trouble, while pitfalls are bad ideas from the start. Learn how to avert the most flagrant anti-patterns and pitfalls before you tussle with microservice granularity, data migration, and distributed processing.

You’ll examine:

  • Data-Driven Migration Anti-Pattern
  • Timeout Anti-Pattern
  • "I Was Taught to Share" Anti-Pattern
  • Reach-in Reporting Anti-Pattern
  • Grains of Sand Pitfall
  • Developer Without a Cause Pitfall
  • Jump On The Bandwagon Pitfall
  • Static Contract Pitfall
  • Are We There Yet Pitfall
  • Give it a Rest Pitfall

About the author

Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies. He’s been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture.

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